Chad Johnson has been out of the NFL since 2012 when he last attempted to play for the Miami Dolphins before being cut. In his prime, he was one of the best receivers in the league, and also one of the most vocal.
As a result, he built some very strong relationships in his career. One of the best connections he had was with Hue Jackson, the first-year head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Now years later, it may be paying off in the form of a new gig.
I haven't found a job yet & it's been 5 years, I'm bored during the day during what most consider working hours, I should take up knitting.— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 11, 2016
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Johnson tweeted on Tuesday that he's going to ask Jackson if he can join the Browns staff as a "route running specialist." He's also willing to send his resume, which is a 19-hour long DVD, apparently.
Gonna ask Hue if I can join the Browns coaching staff as a "route running specialist" assistant receiver coach, what's the worse he can say.— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 11, 2016
I can send my resume (19 hour long DVD) of precise route running & unorthodox releases in man to man. https://t.co/6MZn3r3ovO— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 11, 2016
Browns rookie receiver Corey Coleman saw Johnson's request and responded by saying this:
@ochocinco come on big homie— Corey Coleman (@TheCoreyColeman) July 11, 2016
After several pitches via Twitter, Johnson may have actually landed a job, but we're not exactly sure. He tweeted that he'll be in Cleveland on the 28th, which is when camp gets underway. Conor Orr of NFL.com also confirmed the news that he'll have a role working with wideouts.
What a blessing Hue Jackson is, see y'all in Cleveland on the 28th, no cleats this time just knowledge— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 12, 2016
Chad Johnson is getting his wish (sort of). Was told Hue invited him to Browns camp to spend some time with their wideouts.— Conor Orr (@ConorOrr) July 12, 2016
Neither Johnson nor the Browns have come out and said that he'll officially be on the staff, but it seems like he'll have some sort of role one way or another.